"Morning At Lanikai Beach"
12" x 24" Oil on canvas
Lanikai Beach is located in a suburb of Kailua, on the windward coast of Oahu. The waters are a beautiful turquoise and this beach has been the winner of many "Best Beaches" awards. In Hawaiian, Lanikai means "heavenly sea" and it truly is a bit of paradise on earth. The sand is a bit more white than this painting indicates. The two islands offshore are the Mokuluas, which means in Hawaiian "the two islands". They are state protected bird sanctuaries, although the island on the left (Moku Nui) is allowed visitors in certain areas. You can reach it by kayak or boat or outrigger canoe. The outrigger canoes in this painting are pretty much the way they looked in my reference photograph.
I hope to visit this beach again very soon.
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